|Pink. Old. Speedy. No, I still haven't wrapped the bars yet.|
I'm all for coaxing people to try riding to work or school or to coffee or really for any trip. However, it's too bad that biking for transportation doesn't receive more attention and acknowledgement throughout the rest of the year. Bike to work day, perhaps without so much fanfare, could easily occur monthly, or even weekly year around. I'm not suggesting as a city we should forgo the fun of the annual event, but to truly encourage people to bike more, the periodic frequency of Bike to Work Day may need to be greatly increased. Off my soapbox now.
Since the day involves uncharacteristic choices for many who don't ride regularly, I decided to follow suit by doing something uncharacteristic for me, and ride my road bike as a commuter. Those who know me, readily see me as a cargo and/or utilitarian bike rider, accustomed to platform BMX pedals, any type of shoes and whatever clothes are comfortable. Today I chose my least utilitarian bike and rode with cleats and, although I wasn't in full kit, I did incorporate some thought into my choice of apparel.
|1991 Diamond Back Master TG|
|I've always liked this part of the Master TG, where the narrow angle of the seatstays meet the seat tube.|
|The giant metallic dog sparkles in the sun.|
|The Master TG parked downtown outside the building where I had a meeting.|
|That's the way she rolls.|
|Kids and mud; a perennial favorite.|
|Or something else?|